sounds of Chicago
How about starting the week with a trio that’s tight as a drumhead?
Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Dennis Carroll (bass), Greg Artry (drums), live (performing as Carroll/Artry/Ward), Chicago (Constellation), Saturday night (Note: The video feed on this livestream froze intermittently, but that didn’t affect the sound.)
this morning, Chicago
James Brandon Lewis (tenor saxophone), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Gerald Cleaver (drums), playing (then discussing) a set “inspired by the music of Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, and Grover Washington Jr.” (YouTube commentary), last night, New York
other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)
sounds of New York
Why not begin the week with sounds, unheralded in their time, that have proven timeless?
Jazz Composers Collective* plays Herbie Nichols (1919-1963), live, New York, 2019
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
*Frank Kimbrough (piano), Ron Horton (trumpet), Michael Blake (tenor saxophone), Ben Allison (bass), Michael Sarin (drums).
sounds of Chicago
Saturday I posted the first of these two (wonderful) performances; here’s the second.
Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 2) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 5:15), Chicago (Constellation), 12/19/20
other day, Oak Park, Ill.
An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.
—Anna Swir (1909-1984), “Priceless Gifts” (translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Leonard Nathan)